FINANCIAL BEGINNINGS via Crowdrise
April 19, 2011
BENEFITING: FINANCIAL BEGINNINGS
We are working hard to change these statistics. In the past year alone, Financial Beginnings has educated and empowered over 10,000 of Oregon’s youth and young adults. These 10,000 Oregonians are now equipped with the knowledge they need to take control of their financial future by responsibly managing their finances. This improves the quality of life not only for these individuals, but for our community as a whole.
Financial Beginnings and its volunteers represent an investment in our community. We are asking you to make a donation during April, National Financial Literacy Month, to help this investment grow.
We don’t simply teach responsible financial management, we practice it. Our recent partnership with Operation HOPE and our growing number of volunteers has enabled us to decrease our operating expenses by 25%. It now costs just $15 to provide financial literacy education to one participant. Our lowered expenses mean that your donation dollar will stretch further.
One of our supporters, OnPoint Community Credit Union, has generously agreed to match – dollar for dollar up to $2,500 – all donations made to Financial Beginnings during the month of April. Your charitable dollar won’t just be stretched, it will be doubled. Now that is responsible financial management!
Our goal is to raise $5,000 through this campaign. Your generous donations will help us meet the incredible demand for our financial literacy programs and help us in developing new, innovative ways to ensure Oregonians have the tools and knowledge they need to lead financially responsible lives.
As a community-minded nonprofit, Financial Beginnings relies on the generosity of its supporters through fundraising, grants, donations and sponsorships. Your participation in this year's individual donor campaign is critical to its success and we would be honored to have your support!
Melody Thompson, Executive Director
*Source: 2009 report released by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)